String.prototype.anchor()

Deprecated

This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The anchor() method creates a string beginning with an <a name="..."> start tag, then some text, and then an </a> end tag.

Warning: Don't use this method. Use DOM APIs instead. Also, the HTML specification no longer allows the <a> element to have a name attribute, so this method doesn't even create valid markup.

Syntax

anchor(name)

Parameters

name

A string representing a name value to put into the generated <a name="..."> start tag.

Return value

A string beginning with an <a name="name"> start tag, then the text str, and then an </a> end tag.

Description

Don't use this method. Use DOM APIs instead. Also, the HTML specification no longer allows the <a> element to have a name attribute, so this method doesn't even create valid markup.

Examples

Using anchor()

var myString = 'Table of Contents';

document.body.innerHTML = myString.anchor('contents_anchor');

will output the following HTML:

<a name="contents_anchor">Table of Contents</a>

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
# sec-string.prototype.anchor

Browser compatibility

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See also